Welcome to the Enviroshake Fall Newsletter! This newsletter will keep you up-to-date with the latest news and information from Enviroshake.
Winter is coming, and for areas that experience snow fall, Enviroshake recommends the use of snow guards, especially for commercial buildings and all roofs over a 6/12 slope. We do not recommend a specific type of snow guard; this is the discretion of the contractor and the property owner as to what they want. Snow guards must be installed in accordance with our snow guard bulletin.
Please contact us if you’d like a copy of the Snow Guard Buletin.
TESTIMONIAL – OUR HOUSE’S HAT
How did you know you needed a new roof?
When my husband and I bought our house in Salem, Massachusetts, we knew that we’d need to replace the roof within a few years. The existing roof was asphalt three-tab and in pretty poor condition. It’s a significant project to undertake and we knew that we wanted to do correctly. Our house is a side-facing gambrel roof colonial so the roof is an especially prominent feature–almost like the house’s hat.
Why did you choose Enviroshake?
We wanted to get the look of cedar shake without the enormous cost and maintenance issues. We were familiar with composite slate products but really wanted the color, texture and scale of a cedar shake for our project. We were very pleased to find that a product like Enviroshake exists and doubly pleased to learn of its high performance ratings and considerable warranty.
Could you tell me a bit more about the background on your historic area?
Our house is located in Salem’s McIntire Historic District which is the largest historic district in the city and features four centuries of architecture, from the mid-17th century through the early 20th century. It’s quite scenic and owners take pride in being good stewards of their homes. Our house is well over 200 years old and we see it as our responsibility to do our best to ensure that it says standing and in good condition for at least another 200 years.
Why did you not want to use the traditional material allowed in the historic area?
Our historic district had a precedent for permitting composite slate products so we went through Salem’s Historic District Commission process to gain permission to use Enviroshake.
How was the approval process in order to use Enviroshake?
We submitted our application and the Historic District Commission had us bring in samples and discuss the aesthetics and benefits of the products. The process was a little protracted due to snow and the Commission really wanted to see the product in person. Once the snow melted and they were able to see how it looked in a historic context in nearby Concord, Massachusetts, we were given provisional approval to use the product. We hope this paves the way for others in our area to use this product!
What support did you get from Enviroshake?
In addition to sending material samples and information, EnviroShake was able to identify other historic sites in the region who had used the product and even offered to help us present to the Historic Commission in person, which, in the end, wasn’t needed but was a very nice gesture and made us feel like a priority.
What are you most looking forward to about your Enviroshake roof?
I hope to be able to look up at our house’s “new hat” admiringly, pleased that we were able to find a material that reflects the style of roofing that would have originally been on our house in the early 19-century but updated with modern technology and engineering that our forebearers could never have imagined.
– Whitney Van Dyke
Mint Roofing, Enviroshake Job in Ontario
“Our clients were searching for a long term roofing solution that offered tremendous curb appeal.
They had researched metal roofing options however found the appearance of them to be too commercial looking and feared this type of system would not fit their beautiful country home. Upon meeting with them to review the project and looking at product samples it was evident that Enviroshake would offer them the look and longevity they desired. Our installation teams love installing the Enviroshake products, it’s certainly a bit slower to install than traditional asphalt shingles however far more rewarding at the end of the project.
We’re thrilled that the project is completed and love that Enviroshake has transformed this home into a show piece for our clients. A roof that provides a true long term solution and adds value to our clients home is one that we want to install again and again.”
– Christopher Knott, Mint Roofing Ltd.
“I am so pleased with the quality, durability, finish and overall aesthetic look of our Enviroslate. Enviroshake has committed themselves to making a world-class product that screams pride of ownership. The finished project certainly met and exceeded my already high expectations. My wife and I are incredibly proud to be an Enviroslate owner.
– John and Wendy Saich
CUSTOM COLOUR OVER-RUN
First Come First Serve!
Contrary to popular belief, Enviroshake does custom colours upon request. In fact, we currently have some over run custom colour material available at a discounted price. Make sure to get yours now, as it’s first come, first serve! Contact your sales rep for samples and additional information.
Enviroshake is made from the 3D images of real shake and slate, and provides the most authentic look available in synthetics today. By design, all Enviroshake products have slight variations in shading and thickness, giving the product a natural look on the roof.
Enviroshield Winter Buy Program
Stay tuned for more information about the Enviroshield Synthetic Underlayment Winter Buy Program. Details will be announced in December 2018.